Exploring Wonderland Java Programming Using Alice and Media Computation

ISBN-10: 0136001599

ISBN-13: 9780136001591

Edition: 2010

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This new text uses Alice and Media Computation to introduce non-programming majors to the #1 programming language in use today.Exploring Wonderland: Introduction to Java Programming Using Alice and Media Computation, uses Alice to introduce the fundamental concepts of programming to non-users, thereby decreasing early frustration with syntax errors usually encountered in a text editor. The concepts introduced in Alice are then applied in Java using Media Computation examples (working with sound samples and pictures). This approach is highly motivating to students, especially in CS1 courses for non-majors, who generally find Java to be one of the more challenging computer languages. (N/A - will provide when TOC is available) MARKET:Exploring Wonderland: Introduction to Java Programming Using Alice and Media Computationis a new book that employs a unique approach to introduce Java programming to those who do not have a background in programming or computer science. The authors use Alice to introduce the fundamental concepts of programming, thereby decreasing early frustration with syntax errors usually encountered in a text editor. The concepts introduced in Alice are then applied in Java using Media Computation examples (working with sound samples and pictures). This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in video games or animated films that wants to learn programming in an approachable and intuitive manner.
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Book details

List price: $168.20
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Stephen Cooper is the editor of John Fante's "The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959". He is Professor of English & Film at California State University at Long Beach. He lives in Los Angeles, with his wife & their two children.Computer science professor, Randy Pausch, was born on October 23, 1960. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He was a member of the computer science faculty at the University of Virginia from 1988 to 1997 and spent a 1995 sabbatical working at Walt Disney Imagineering's Virtual Reality Studio before joining the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University. He was the co-founder of the Entertainment Technology Center and created the innovative educational software tool known as Alice that enables novices to create 3-D computer animations using a drag-and-drop interface. In September 2007, he gave a lecture entitled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, which was videotaped, found success on the Internet, and lead to a best-selling book entitled The Last Lecture. He died due to complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

Preface
Getting Started with Alice
Introduction to Alice
Alice concepts
Program Design and Implementation in Alice
Scenarios and storyboard design
Translating a storyboard to program code
Object Oriented Concepts in Alice
Classes, objects, and methods
Creating object methods and inheritance
Using parameters for passing information to a method
Working with Objects in Java
Introduction to DrJava
Working with turtles
Creating methods in Java
Passing parameters to methods
Concepts summary
Drawing in Java
Working with Media
Drawing using the Graphics class
Using Graphics2D for advanced drawing
Using Media Computation with Alice Pictures
Concepts Summary
Functions and Conditionals in Alice
Functions and abstraction
Conditional execution with If/Else and Boolean functions
Repetition: Loops in Alice
For loops and nested for loops
While - a conditional loop
Lists and looping
List search
Modifying all samples in a sound in Java
How sound is encoded as a 1D array
Manipulating sounds
Changing the volume of sou<$$$>
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